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IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND HOW REWARD BOOKINGS WORK BEFORE YOU TRANSACT.

1.   Marriott certificates can be used for any reservation that can be booked with points. To search for reward availability simply go to marriott.com and check the box to search "using points".
Marriott hotels are divided into categories. (Cheapest being category one)

What room types can you book?
You can book any STANDARD room that's available at marriott.com using reward points with no cap on the number of points. (standard room means it not an upgraded room. Every hotel lists their rooms differently, In some hotels, the standard room may even include suites)
To check, go to marriott.com and search for rooms. Make sure to check the option "Use Points/Certificates".

If it says:
Redemption - You can book that room no matter how many points it is
Redemption with Cash Upgrade - You can book however, the cert will cover the basic portion you will need to pay the additional cash upgrade fee.
Redemption with Points Upgrade - You cannot book using a certificate

2.   There are a few different types of certificates. Seven/five night certificates are the hotel portion of "Marriott travel packages" that the owner does not want or need anymore (google Marriott packages to learn more about them). Individuals many times buy these packages just to receive the airline miles and don’t end up using the hotel portion of the package. There are also single night certs given to account holders for holding a Marriott brand credit card

3.   A 7/5night-night certificate must be used for 7 consecutive nights. The reservation cannot be split up.

4.   In order to hold the room, you need a credit card. Your card will be kept for incidentals and you won't be charged for the room.

5.   MUST be booked BOOK 30 Days in Advance. THIS IS A TECHNICAL GLITCH WHICH MARRIOTT CLAIMS TO BE FIXING, HOWEVER, ITS MORE THAN A YEAR THAT THIS HAS BEEN AN ISSUE. In order to book with a certificate, reps must create the reservation as a points advance and then attach the cert. Marriott recently made a new rule that reservations made within 30 days aren’t eligible for points advance. If the account, you are booking with has enough points to cover the reservation you can book it as regular points and have the rep detach the points and attach the certificate.

6.   Travel package certs must be booked over the phone. Single night certs can be booked online

7.   The certificate sits on the account holders account and the elite night credits are officially credited to them. There is no way to transfer those stays to your account.

8.   If you are the traveler do not call Marriott reservations. This reservation is in someone else's account and calling may result in his/her account getting audited and the reservation canceled.

9.   The certificate covers the cost of the reservation including tax but does NOT include any resort fees, parking, and incidentals (for example food charged to the room)

10.   It's not possible to entirely remove the certificate owner from the reservation but your name is added as a secondary guest and a special code is added (M8 code) to inform the hotel that this reservation is in fact gifted to you. The hotels are very much aware of this.

You should be able to check-in as you would to a regular reservation with your own ID. You will need to provide a credit card to cover any incidentals, resort fees, and parking fees if there are any.

11.   You cannot add your Marriott account number to the reservation and generally, the hotel will go by the status on our account (which may be silver or gold at the time of check-in) however, it depends very much on the front desk rep at the time of check-in


See post #5805 for a history of bid/ask on these 1/5/7 night certificates of different levels
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3180 on: February 21, 2019, 01:41:33 PM »
lowballing? These certs have been selling for $425-450, consistently. Unless the guy meant cat 1-5, $750 is ridiculous.
It all starts when one impatient person wants his money right away so he drops price like crazy, and snowballs from there

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3181 on: February 21, 2019, 01:41:48 PM »
i personally sold 1-4 for $600
good for you. And I personally bought 2 for 400. Look back at the posts, 450 is “market value”.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3182 on: February 21, 2019, 01:44:16 PM »
If it comes with a guaranteed suite upgrade it’s worth more than 450. But that’s really hotel specific, as many cat 1-4 hotels wither don’t have suites, or suites aren’t that exciting.
cat. 1-4 nights go for $100 +.
7 night cert. should cost $600 (5 night free, so 6x 100)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3183 on: February 21, 2019, 01:46:06 PM »
good for you. And I personally bought 2 for 400. Look back at the posts, 450 is “market value”.
It all starts when one impatient person wants his money right away so he drops price like crazy, and snowballs from there
agreed that currently this is the market price, but it shouldnt be, so im glad that people refuse to sell for that price, soo market price will change

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3184 on: February 21, 2019, 01:46:28 PM »
cat. 1-4 nights go for $100 +.
7 night cert. should cost $600 (5 night free, so 6x 100)

600? lol

Others are right, you're asking way to much

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3185 on: February 21, 2019, 01:48:03 PM »
600? lol

Others are right, you're asking way to much
but if single nights cost $100+ why shouldn't 7 night cost 6X?

(am actually not selling one.....i'm just not happy that the market price is below the real value)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3186 on: February 21, 2019, 01:50:16 PM »
-Limit of one username per person.........

Good one but "Joseph" is a completely different person.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3187 on: February 21, 2019, 01:50:59 PM »
but if single nights cost $100+ why shouldn't 7 night cost 6X?

(am actually not selling one.....i'm just not happy that the market price is below the real value)
Bc it’s less flexible. The ceiling of the price is 6x.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3188 on: February 21, 2019, 01:51:18 PM »
600? lol

Others are right, you're asking way to much

Completely agree $600 is insane.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3189 on: February 21, 2019, 01:52:11 PM »
Good one but "Joseph" is a completely different person.
was sure it said "I'm" not lowballing..........either i was wrong or you changed it...lol

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3190 on: February 21, 2019, 01:55:02 PM »
Bc it’s less flexible. The ceiling of the price is 6x.
Look how much 7 night cat. 6 are are going for, its basically single nights multiplied

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3191 on: February 21, 2019, 02:01:53 PM »
Look how much 7 night cat. 6 are are going for, its basically single nights multiplied

Haven’t done the math, but iirc the “market value” (which is difficult to determine as the market is not liquid) is not much higher than the cancel value of the high categories. Which serves as a floor.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3192 on: February 21, 2019, 02:07:24 PM »
was sure it said "I'm" not lowballing..........either i was wrong or you changed it...lol

I honestly have no idea what you're talking about I don't know who Joseph is or am affiliated with him.  Ask Dan do lookup the IP if u think there's some conspiracy going on here about the price of certificates.  Bottom line is Category 1-4 certificates are anywhere in $425-$450 range with platinum being $450

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3193 on: February 21, 2019, 02:08:42 PM »
Selling category 1-4 7 night certificate $450
Sold

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #3194 on: February 21, 2019, 02:15:51 PM »
Does anybody have any 5 night cat 1-4 to sell ?